How to Master the Inner and Outer Game of Business Growth

On September 30, Jamie was interviewed by Eric Dye of the Entrepreneur Podcast Network about dealing with growing pains and managing the internal and external challenges that come with growing a successful business.

With tips from our business coaching toolbox Jamie painlessly describes what specific characteristics and skillsets are needed for an entrepreneur to have successful business growth. Give it a listen:

TIP: Invest in you. Your business is a reflection of you. If you want to grow your business and stay one step a head, then you need to grow you. And to find the place to start, look to where your stress is. Stress is usually created by uncertainty, i.e. not knowing how to handle a certain problem. That might be the place you need to learn some more or become more capable in same way.

Listen to Jamie’s interview with Curtin FM for the skinny on the productiviy apps that can help you manage your time and harness business growth

How To Bring Your The Purpose Of Your Business Alive


To download this interview right click HERE and select ‘save link as’.
Have you ever uttered the words or had the thought “I wish I could find good people” or “why don’t my people care as much as me”?
These can be symptoms of a lack of connection with the purpose of your business …. What???
Yes it can be a little intangible and is on the ‘fluffy’ side of business, but the truth is, as humans we crave connection. Yes even you. And if your team doesn’t feel a connection to the work they are doing, their sense of care will be greatly diminished.
In this interview, Candace Wagner shares how she has brought her business purpose alive in a multitude of ways. Enjoy!

The Reality of Open Book Management


Truthfully, this is just one reality .. but a good one at that 🙂
Norm Jefferies of Computer Merchants has been running his company for over 20 yrs and I think it’s fair to say, he’s doing a damn fine job at it.
Norm and his team adopted the philosophy of Open  Book Management (OBM) at an early stage and it has become a key part of their culture.
In this interview, Norm shares how they implemented OBM and what the benefits and challenges have been of sharing the numbers within the team. We dive into the specific of day-to-day tactics, how OBM affects performance and how they make it a living and effective tool to align the team.
If you are thinking of implementing Open Book Management or are on the other side and think it’s crazy, either way you’ll get some direct benefit of learning from Norm’s experience.
Enjoy!


 
Links from the interview:
Computer Merchants website – http://www.computermerchants.com.au/
Norm on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/normjefferies
The Great Game of Business – http://greatgame.com/
Ownership thinking – http://www.ownershipthinking.com/

How To Know When It's Time To Hire

When is the Right Time to Hire? You may have noticed you’ve been getting busier, and it would be great to have an extra person or two to take some things off your plate. But what things? How many people? Before you throw money at the problem and hire another team member into your midst, … Read moreHow To Know When It's Time To Hire

Cloud Technology – What You Need To Consider Before Diving In


Cloud computing is all the rage … in case you didn’t know. It has the capacity to significantly increase your competitive advantage … if you know how. And therein lies the challenge.
Enter Clayton Oates.
Clayton has been consulting to SME’s about software for over 25yrs. So if you ask how long he’s been involved with cloud technologies, it’s fair to say he’s been there from the start. In this interview we dive into the reality of cloud technology today, what it can do for your business and what you should be wary of.
There are definitely some precautions to be taken. But not so many as to stay on the sidelines. Be bold and have a listen to the gems Clayton shares with us in this 30min chat.
Enjoy.
Note: You can find Clayton at the following links: WebsiteTwitterLinkedIn
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All Performance is Driven by the Quality of Our Thinking – Interview with Damian McConnell


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Damian McConnell has been involved in Personal & Professional Development for the past 16yrs and now brings his message to the business world working with individuals and teams to elevate and improve how they think.
We dive into Goal Setting and how to go about it so that your goals are realized vs just being dreams. Damian has a unique view on this and some powerful ways to go about it.
You may have heard before that your goals need to be ‘realistic’ and ‘achievable’. Damian likes to scrap this approach and his philosophy around this is worth exploring. You might be surprised.
Enjoy the conversation.
Notes: here are some links that were mentioned in this interview
Damian’s website – http://www.mindstoretraining.com.au/
Napoleon Hill – http://www.naphill.org/
Gestalt – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gestalt_psychology
90-day planning document

Tips on differentiation … how to make your business stand out to your ideal customers!


If you’ve read or studied marketing in any way, shape or form, odds are you’ve learned or been told that it is vital that your company has a point of difference. Otherwise you are left to compete on price … and that’s a tough way to be profitable.
I’m going to reinforce that same concept. I believe, before you spend any money or time on marketing, there are two things you need to know:

  1. Who is your ideal customer?
  2. Why are they going to choose you over the competition? i.e. what makes you different and better?

In order to gain some real world teachings, I reached out to lead generation and marketing guru Cheryl Cappellano from Idea Factor. Cheryl has 28 years of experience in opening doors and getting people’s attention. She’s done it amazingly for her own business and she does it consistently for her clients.
In this interview, Cheryl shares her story and her best tips that you can take and adapt to your own business. She shares examples and how to’s on how to stand out from the crowd. Thank you Cheryl.
 

Culture Shift: An Interview with Aaron Lavell

Today, we sat down with Aaron Lavell, Managing Director with WMS Chartered Accountants, to speak about the shift in workplace culture which led to the creation of WMS, and their fantastic culture growth which has seen them grow to be one of the Gold Coast’s largest professional firms. . Aaron tells us why principles matter … Read moreCulture Shift: An Interview with Aaron Lavell

Getting the banks to say YES!!


You don’t need to ask many business owners what they think of banks before you hear something negative, which is always fascinating. After speaking with long time banker Karl Brandt from ANZ, it is not hard to see where the disconnect lies.
In this 25 minute interview Karl dives into how the banks work and shares the tips and tricks to get the banks on your side.
If you are a growing business and looking to have your bank as a successful partner, this interview is a ‘must listen’.
And…if you’ve got any specific questions you’d like answered in relation to this interview, you can either post them directly below or contact Karl directly. His contact details are:
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: +61 423 781 134
Enjoy the listen 🙂